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A college lecturer in China plans to produce a tea fertilized by panda excrement, reports World News Australia (via Huffington Post).
Apparently, the tea has a "mature, nutty" taste and a "distinctive" aroma. We believe the latter! Also:
[The lecturer] believes the tea, which is fertilized with panda droppings, could prevent cancer and fetch a price of up to £50,000 per kilo.Sadly, that's well outside Gut Check's price range. So are a couple of other items that came to our attention today.
- Grub Street has word of a white Stilton cheese infused with edible gold leaf. The cheese, which in the picture on Grub Street looks like someone bedazzled a hunk of Brie, costs $95 for three-and-a-half ounces.
- Eater notes an offer on gourmet "deal" site Gilt City to go tandem skydiving with Anthony Bourdain. You also get to have dinner with the chef-turned-author and TV star, and car service to and from the event. The price? $10,000. A portion of the proceeds does benefit the Food Bank of New York.